The ones they kept back for a rainy day?

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The fact is there was no need to keep any of their previous weapons when they could buy more/new ones.

Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain welcomed the IMC report as "positive".


"There have been no murders, no recruitments and no bank robberies. Compared to where we were 10 years ago, there has been a sea change," he said.
Except on the same day the BBC website has the following:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4668946.stm

From which

About £26.5m was taken from the Northern bank's Belfast headquarters in December 2004.

Some money seized in County Cork was linked to the robbery, but virtually all of the missing millions remain unrecovered.

Police on both sides of the Irish border subsequently blamed the IRA for the raid.
 
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